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18 November 2015 @ 01:30 pm
Figured I should give a progress report...

Seven weeks since falling down the stairs and breaking my humerus bone at the shoulder, the orthopedic surgeon confirms it is firmly attached in place. A small retroversion of the humeral head remains, but since I'm young I should regain full enough range of motion as to make no difference. It'll still take up to a year to properly remodel new bone growth, but the bone itself is stable.

Unless I have another klutz attack and fall again, of course. But I promise I am trying very hard to avoid that!

My physiotherapist is like the Energizer Bunny, but my batteries are obviously not Duracell...Collapse )

Next challenge, putting my arm through a sleeve! Tank tops and fleece vests have got me through autumn, but there's snow on the ground now. Time to figure how to wear real clothes again. Progress!
 
 
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06 October 2015 @ 01:28 pm
Hi World!

I haven't updated in forever, mostly because I only use this for commenting on fic or watching my communities anymore. But it also makes a great documenting tool for personal life events - ie: a journal. Who knew?!

Sept 27th, Sunday night, at about 8pm I fell down the basement steps. Made it down the top steps with little more than a bruised bum, but spun around at the landing and proceeded to go down the last few steps head first. My head survived. My arm did not. Hit my shoulder on the wall going around the turn and broke the bone.

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Will update again in two weeks once I discover if I'm healing well. Or whatever...
 
 
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31 December 2013 @ 03:32 pm
Gakked from zortified because, hey, this was actually funny!

In 2014, moonbeamsfanfic resolves to...
Find a new highlander.
Find a better psych.
Admit my true feelings to jade_dragoness.
Take evening classes in merlin.
Keep my seaquest clean.
Go to the crossovers every month.
Get your own New Year's Resolutions:



Alright, it's true, I admit it... jade_dragoness, I love your fic! "As Morning Shows The Day" is one of my fave ST: AOS fics ever. Can't wait until the next part is out! (Whew! Glad I got that off my chest. What a relief!)

::snerk::

As for the other resolutions, I already do go to the crossovers every month. Crossover fanfics rock! (In fact, I apparently just hit 666 crossover recs on my Pinboard bookmarks, lol!)

And I'd love to take some classes in Merlin. That'd be awesome. I know there are some colleges/universities where you can take classes in Buffy, maybe it's the same thing. Ooh, or magic lessons! Then I could use the magic to keep my seaQuest clean, cause damn that's a big boat!

I don't think I'll have any luck finding a better psych though. :P
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21 June 2013 @ 09:42 am
The rivers around downtown and south Calgary finally flood after a month of constant heavy rain, and the whole city essentially shuts down. Even those areas not affected by flooding (like where I am.) Everything's closed! No work, no school, no buses, no transit. No library.

Oh well, guess I'm staying home today. As long as my power and internet still work, I'm good!

Woot, mandatory day off!
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06 November 2012 @ 10:17 pm
Thank you, America! I can go to bed now and sleep well tonight. :)
 
 
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..., because then maybe fandom would stop making me feel like I'm a broken freak who needs to be "fixed" to find true happiness.

I would like it if (just once even!) I could a find an angsty fic that doesn't pull a complete turn-around into a so-called "happy ending" by essentially saying: 'Oh, hey? That thing that was making you miserable? All your own fault! Just admit I'm right and you're wrong, and presto! All fixed! Now we can be together forever!' Tadda, instant happy ending!

Because I don't buy it. Relationships don't just magically fix everything. And, hey, guess what? That's okay! People have flaws, they have fears, they have angers... it's part of life. It doesn't mean they're "broken" and need fixing to be happy. They can, wonder of wonders, learn to be happy with themselves flaws and all, you know. Love doesn't always conquer all.

But the message all these fics are sending is that no, really, I'm wrong. If I just change who I am, I can find love and then suddenly everything in my life will be so much better, yay! And that makes me feel horrible and alienated after reading these fics because, sorry, I don't buy their happily ever after endings. Because I want the characters to hold out for once, to not compromise themselves to make the 'happy ending' possible. Because I am not only not satisfied by the relationship working out, I am actually upset by it. Because it's not goddamn FAIR to the character, okay? It's just not. And it's not fair to me either.

Why can't these characters be allowed to be themselves and not have to change to suit someone else instead? Why aren't they allowed to hold on to their so-called "hangups" and have the other person adapt to live with them? To accept them as they are?

Why do they, do I, have to be "fixed" to find happiness?

Answer: We don't. I'm just fine the way I am, and so are most of them. That's why we love those characters in first place, isn't it? So, please, just someone... leave them be. Let them live however they want, let them find happiness in themselves for once.

Even if that means being alone.
 
 
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I have a confession to make. The more I think about the Avengers movie? The less I actually like it. I know! It kinda shocks me too. Or it would have if... NO ACTUAL SPOILERS EVEN UNDER THE CUT BECAUSE I"M SNEAKY CLE-VER, HAHA!Collapse )

Avengers aside, that's not what I'm breaking the last six months of hermitdom to confess! No, no, it's far worse than that. Really, I'm practically ashamed of myself about this, but here goes:

I have become addicted to the MTV remake of Teen Wolf.

Whew! glad I got that off my chest. What? You don't know what I'm talking about? Don't worry, that's probably a good thing. It's, er, really godawful! Shitty acting, crappy plots, trying to take itself seriously when it's just plain ridiculous... it's a horrible show. How I ever got sucked into it I just don't know.

Okay, I'm lying! I know exactly how. It's the fandom's fault! They're actually really great, mostly because they don't really bother with the canon anymore than I do. It's all fanon, and the fanon is way way better!Collapse )

Geeze, two LJ cuts in one post? This is what happens when I don't post for six months. I get long-winded. Sorry, too many thoughts in my head! They have to come oooouuuut! ::flails wildly:: Save meeeeeeee!

TEAL DEER recap for those who didn't care (which I expect is everybody, ha! :P): The Avengers movie didn't wow me, but Teen Wolf fandom is embarrassingly addictive. Now I'm gonna go rec some kinky, hilarious Derek/Stiles slash on my Pinboard!
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21 December 2011 @ 12:02 am
Um, is it just me or does LJ look... different? ::scratches head::

I always feel like I'm the last one to know these things.
 
 
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07 November 2011 @ 11:28 pm
Heroes fanservice in my Hawaii 5-0.

WIN!
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30 October 2011 @ 11:36 am
In completely unrelated news...

How many tabs can you have open in Firefox simultaneously before it crashes? ;P